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Minimum alcohol price 'could save 5,000 older people's lives a year'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/07/2012

Denis Campbell

The lives of 5,000 older English people who drink too much could be saved each year if the government sets its promised minimum price for alcohol at 50p a unit, new research suggests.
Academics at Sheffield University produced the estimate for next Monday's edition of the BBC's Panorama programme, which highlights the growing problem of over-65s drinking dangerously.
Around 1.4 million people over 65 are believed to be risking their health by drinking excessively. The number of over-65s admitted to hospital in England has risen by 62% in five years and more pensioners than 16- to 24-year-olds are kept in because of alcohol-related injuries and illnesses.
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"Minimum alcohol price 'could save 5,000 older people's lives a year'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2012. Consulté le 19/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/minimum-alcohol-price-could-save-5-000-older-people-s-lives-a-year-